Film


Film, Television, and Photography

Location, Location, Location… Wormsley is a private and progressively run Estate in beautiful Buckinghamshire.

  • Rurally situated 40 miles from Central London
  • Proven filming location
  • Controllable power line-free wide landscapes
  • Private roads
  • Easily accessed via M40
  • Suitable for large trucks

Estate Locations

The Estate


Consisting of approximately 1,500 acres of woodland,  hidden valleys and 1,000 acres of open grassland with hedges Wormsley presents the perfect pastoral landscape.

The wonderful array of buildings, barns, deer park, cricket ground and formal gardens, will inspire the creative mind, translating seamlessly from script to scene.

Estate Locations


The Island Pavilion

The award-winning Island Pavilion and footbridge was designed by architect Robin Snell and completed in June 2014. This wonderful cantilevered construction complements and reflects The Opera Pavilion; designed to be a sculptural contemporary building within the wider Deer Park landscape at the centre of Wormsley.

Home to some of the family’s sculpture collection, The Island Pavilion is an extremely versatile entertainment space – perfect private dining for 30 guests, or equally suitable for hosting a range of activities from drinks receptions to seminars, press launches or private meetings. The Island Pavilion also has a Wedding Licence for a congregation of up to 40 people.

Available all year
50 standing / 30 seated
Meetings, Talks, Seminars
Conferences
Weddings, Celebrations
Events, Launches
Performances

Home Farm

Home Farm is located at the centre of the Estate, overlooking Deer Park and the Lake, which was created during the landscaping and renovation project in the late 1980s. Today, Home Farm comprises a variety of buildings, spaces and gardens which individually or collectively are suited to hosting meetings and private parties.

Home Farm Barn is a beautifully restored traditional Chiltern Barn with a raised stage at one end and a gallery overlooking the room at the other. It is ideal for gatherings and parties (up to 100 standing), meetings & presentations (70 set out in theatre-style) and dining (50 guests). It also holds a Wedding Licence and can accommodate a congregation of up to 70 guests.

Home Farm Barn opens onto Home Farm Lawn, where one can host afternoon tea or reception drinks; perfect for entertaining on a summer’s evening.

Walk across the lawn and you will find Home Farm House and Gardens. Home Farm House is the original farmhouse (a Grade II Listed Building, thought to date back to 1759) – the ground floor sitting room and study are suitable for small private meetings or break-out sessions. The stone terrace lends itself beautifully to a summer dinner party or drinks, with privacy provided by mature yew hedges yet open to the view to the Opera Pavilion and Deer Park beyond.

Adjacent to the house is the Opera Garden, which was established when Garsington Opera moved to Wormsley as a reflection of the close relationship between inside and outside space mirroring its original home at Garsington Manor.

On the eastern side of the garden, close to Home Farm House is the traditional Chiltern Granary; a characterful private dining space for 10 guests or small meetings for up to 14 people. The Home Farm complex is completed by The Thatched Barn which comprises the kitchen for the wider Home Farm use; ample additional space which can be used for informal meetings and break-out sessions.

Available all year
Home Farm Barn hosts up to 100 standing / 70 seated audience / 50 dining
Chiltern Granary hosts up to 14 guests / 10 dining
Meetings, Talks, Seminars
Conferences
Weddings, Celebrations
Events, Launches
Performances

The Cricket Ground

Ever since Sir Paul Getty was first introduced to cricket by Mick Jagger, a neighbour in Cheyne Walk, as they watched Test Matches on television in the 1960s, he fell in love with this quintessentially English game. When he acquired Wormsley in 1985, legendary commentator Brian Johnston, a great friend from the world of cricket, persuaded him to create a cricket ground on the Estate. Harry Brind OBE, the legendary groundsman at The Oval, was commissioned to lay the square and create a replica of the Test Match ground at Wormsley.

The result is often described as “One of the most beautiful grounds in England” – a justifiable description, not only for the beautiful setting but also for the quality, consistency of the wickets and outfield that Head Groundsman Simon Tremlin and his team have been producing for over 25 years.

The Wormsley ground was officially opened on Sunday 24th May 1992 by Bob Wyatt (England Captain – 40 caps), who rang the Wormsley Bell, and Fred Trueman (67 England caps), who raised the Wormsley Flag. The Sir Paul Getty XI played host to the MCC, watched by Her Majesty The Queen Mother and the then Prime Minister, Sir John Major.

Today, Wormsley hosts a range of cricket throughout the season, from a small number of corporate days to England age-group matches and England Women’s Test Matches, from charity fixtures for the likes of The Lord’s Taverners and Chance to Shine to now being the home to the Minor Counties and Oxfordshire Cricket Finals.

Not only restricted to cricket, the ground hosts a variety of events throughout the year including sports, corporate days, family days, wedding receptions, product launches, outdoor film and concert screenings.

Available all year with restrictions during winter and Opera Season
Up to 5,000
Cricket
Events
Product Launches
Private Parties
Sports Events
Performances
Country Pursuits

The Cricket Pavilion

The mock-Tudor thatched pavilion, designed by architect Nicky Johnston, features a distinctive facade, players’ balconies and cricket bat balusters. It was officially opened on Sunday 3rd May 1992 for the first game on the new ground between two local villages that border the Estate – Ibstone CC v Fingest CC.

Over the last 25 years, many of the world’s greatest players have had the opportunity to be invited to enjoy Wormsley, with those who have scored 100 runs or taken 5 wickets for the Sir Paul Getty XI commemorated on 64 painted plaques on the walls of the pavilion. Housing a fantastic collection of cricketing memorabilia including scorecards of previous Sir Paul Getty XI matches, The Cricket Pavilion showcases photographs of some of the world stars who have played at Wormsley, signed cricket bats, WG Grace’s Umbrella Stand, the oldest bat ever found in the UK (dating back to 1602) and one of Sir Don Bradman’s bats used on his last tour of England.

Aside from cricket, the Pavilion also hosts private dining for 12 people and has a Wedding Licence with room for a small congregation of 15 people. A cricket enthusiast’s dream, perhaps?

Available for Cricket from April to October, available for hire all year
50 standing / 30 seated
Cricket Functions
Private Dining
Corporate Meetings
Celebrations

The Boundary Room

The Boundary Room, designed by Robin Snell and first opened in 2016, sits alongside the Cricket Pavilion. Its glass frontage gives a wonderfully unimpeded view of the Cricket Ground, from the statue of the Unknown Cricketer (by Gerald Laing) to the valley and woodlands beyond.

On match days, the Boundary Room provides hospitality for the players, umpires and invited guests, whilst during the Garsington Opera season it serves as the main restaurant marquee, catering for 300 guests from its on-site kitchen during intervals.

It is a hugely versatile space, suitable for corporate events, private parties and gatherings in a variety of settings, be it formal dining & banqueting (300 banquet-style), theatre-style conferences and meetings (400 audience-style), or informal gatherings and drinks receptions (500 standing).

Available from April to October on selected dates
500 standing / 400 audience / 300 banquet
Hospitality Functions
Private Dining
Meetings, Talks, Seminars
Celebrations

The Walled Garden

The Walled Garden dates back to the mid-1700s when the original garden was created by Richard Woods – a contemporary of Capability Brown. Neglected for the best part of a century, the gardens have been brought back to life, with the space re-imagined into four garden rooms, each with a different purpose. The flower and vegetable gardens produce wonderful floral displays for cricket and opera, as well as the main house, along with fruit and produce for the wider estate.

The Green Theatre, with its raised grass stage and yew footlights, hosts a range of summer events from drinks receptions and garden parties, to musical performances and recitals. Diagonally opposite, the Croquet Lawn is an ideal location for anything from open-air dinners to parties and celebrations under structures and marquees, whilst the central avenues of the garden can play host to banquets and formal dinners with a difference.

The Summer House offers a charming and secluded setting for a small wedding party.

Available all year, restrictions during winter and Opera Season
Hospitality Functions
Curated Tours
Private Parties
Weddings, Celebrations
Product Launches
Performances

The Estate Grounds

The Estate has featured in a number of film and television productions, The Estate grounds, country roads, tracks, woodlands, valleys, Chiltern barns and buildings provide a popular backdrop for filming.

Given the excellent topography of the Estate, the Wormsley Shoot is one of the better shoots in the south of the UK.

The Estate Grounds are perfect for clay pigeon or simulated driven game days, ideal as part of a team-building or charity day. The Lake in the Deer Park offers carp fishing for up to 15 rods and bespoke Truffle Hunting days can be arranged in season for private clients.

The woodlands provide a great setting for adventure camps, mountain biking and exploration events whilst the Estate roads along with its open spaces make the Estate a unique ‘start/finish’ hub for road races and cycling events.

Discover Country Pursuits
Seasonal activities, location hire all year
Location Filming
Shooting and Stalking
Clay Pigeon Shooting
Fishing
Running and Cycling Events
Adventure Camps

The Library

Sir Paul Getty spent 25 years assembling one of the finest private collections of books and manuscripts in the world. When he moved to Wormsley, he commissioned the building of the castellated Library, as an extension of the main house.

The Estate continues to invest in this outstanding collection – which features the first edition of Caxton’s printing of The Canterbury Tales, Anne Boleyn’s Psalter and the first folio of Shakespeare’s “Comedies, Histories and Tragedies”. Other highlights include manuscripts dating from the 12th to the 15th Century, important Bibles and extraordinary modern bindings.

The Library is opened for a very small number of private curated tours each year and also makes for a historic location for exclusive meetings, seminars and gatherings.

Its Wedding Licence for a congregation of up to 40 people makes it one of the most exclusive places in the country in which to be married.

Available all year
Up to 40 guests
Curated Tours
Meetings, Talks, Seminars
Conferences
Private Dining
Weddings
Performances

The Opera Pavilion

The multi-award-winning, 600-seat Opera Pavilion was designed by architect Robin Snell and was completed in May 2011. It is conceived in the English tradition of a pavilion in the landscape, with the building elevated so that appears to float over the ground, whilst at the same time offering uninterrupted views across the Lake, Deer Park and woodland beyond.

The Opera Pavilion, home to Garsington Opera during the May-July opera season, provides a state-of-the-art space for all manner of performances. These include concerts, film events, musical performances, ballet, theatre, comedy shows, corporate presentations, company away-days, panel discussions, award ceremonies and product launches.

The stage stretches to over 100 sq m and has ground-level access backstage for easy movement of sets, equipment and displays. In addition to the 600-seat auditorium, there are 5 private boxes, each seating 8 people. There is the opportunity for private dining on the Upper Terrace and guests can enjoy a pre-or post-event drink at the bar on the Lower Terrace whilst enjoying artworks displayed in the New Gallery.

Available all year
Up to 600 guests
Hospitality Functions
Meetings, Talks, Seminars
Concerts
Conferences
Private Parties
Product Launches
Weddings, Celebrations

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